I sit alone in a halfway hall of strangers
Silent, listening to their mirrored voices
Weaving excitement, yearning, laughs, exhaustion
Melodic notes spun into foreign air
I knew I’d no connection but took my phone
To hold, to know the time within your ‘zone
Vast hours apart; my heart yawned into chasm
Broken again, with half of it left there
I bring borrowed moments alive with stolen pen
What stretch will pass ’til I reach your arms again?
Thus why you’d prefer something else for me, I imagine
To have the ‘All’s would be whole-r; feel more fair.
In hazy Now, my mind fills with your name
The spotted snow reflects my impure flame
Half-sated, knowing you can’t be my portion
Love sparking, but won’t say how much I care
So on this lonely day of hearts and roses
I take scant comfort knowing how I chose this
Irrelevant? ‘Gainst a future so uncertain
My soul wide-eyed in this love’s headlight glare.
Yet with the pain of love comes greater living
And life unlived would be far less forgiving
There ne’er were love that someone wasn’t hurt in
So I will live, and love the time we share.